Cut Back on Hidden SugarFollow along with one of our editors as he finds sugar hiding in the most unlikely (and, at times, likely) places.
5:30 A.M.So long, sweetened vanilla soy milk. Hello, unsweetened.
Savings in a cup: -6g
5:32 A.M.Try a bowl of Cheerios instead of the more heavily sweetened flake and cluster combo kind.
7:45 A.M.Use 1 sugar packet instead of 2 in my coffee. Not much of a savings, actually.
Had a good morning workout, but not good enough to burn off a slice of reduced-fat coffee cake. Skip it.
12:00 P.M.Order a large half-sweet/half-unsweet iced tea with my deli sandwich.
12:03 P.M.Resist the cookie, grab a banana. Fruit has sugar, too, but it comes with other good-for-you stuff.
3:15 P.M.If the office-fridge thieves haven't hit, there's a Greek yogurt waiting for me—with blueberries instead of honey.
Who calls a meeting at 4:30? Resist temptation to dip into mood-boosting mini candy bar supply.
Headed to potluck cookout. Glad I made coleslaw with my own vinaigrette instead of buying ready-made.
6:45 P.M.Margarita from a mix? I'll just have a beer. Only 0.32g in 12 ounces.
7:30 P.M.BBQ! Avoid extra sauce on the sandwich: Sugar is the first ingredient in many sauces.
Skip the molasses-y baked beans.
8:30 P.M.Cut the caramel sauce from an already-sweet treat.
1 CUP SUGAR SAVED!
728 CAL. TOTAL!
Cut 1 Cup Sugar in 1 Day
You may not have this person's sweet tooth, but being sugar savy can still yield big savings. By Phillip Rhodes